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May 20th, 2012

FPC Board of Regents to meet on Monday

May 20, 2012

On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents will hold it’s May regularly scheduled meeting.
Items on the agenda include the swearing in of new board members, the election of new officers, a report regarding 2011-12 classes by Michelle Stevens, and taking action on a grant received from Round 6 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) and a donation from ConocoPhillips.
Reports will also be given by the FPC Administration.
The FPC Board of Regents will meet in the Board of Regents Meeting Room, located on the second floor of the Library, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Land annexation for new Wal-Mart progressing

May 20, 2012

The land annexation for a new Wal-Mart is progressing.
The Borger City Council held two public hearings earlier this week on the annexation of land for a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter. The land is a 19.773 acre tract in Section 23, Block Y, Arnold & Barrett-Morris & Cummings Survey, Hutchinson County. There were no comments heard at either hearing.

May 18th

BFD responds to Thursday house fire

May 18, 2012

Borger firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire early Thursday morning.
At 6:55 a.m. yesterday, a house caught fire on the 700 block of Sixth Street.
According to Fire Chief Bob Watson of the Borger Fire Department, the fire was caused by a lit candle that was left unattended in the home’s bathroom.
“The inside of the house was pretty much all ruined,” he said.
Ten firefighters arrived at the scene with two trucks and contained the fire within 30 minutes.
No injuries were reported. Firefighters left the scene at 8:30 a.m.

RFL activities in full swing

May 18, 2012

With the Hutchinson County Relay For Life less than a month away, activities surrounding the event are in full swing!
On Saturday, May 19, the Bread of Life Ministries Kingdom Racers will have a barbecue fundraiser at the Borger Wal-Mart from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The St. Andrew United Methodist Church “Heavenly” Cookies Team will be holding a “Bowl-A-Rama” fundraiser from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The event will be held at Wildcatter’s, 1501 South Main.

May 17th

HCSO hosting “Take 25 event” Friday and Saturday

May 17, 2012

The Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office is doing its part to ensure the safety of children across the area.
The office, in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, will observe National Missing Children’s Day this year with participation in the national Take 25 child safety campaign. A child ID program will be held from 2-8 p.m. May 18 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 at the Borger Wal-Mart.

Fritch council holds meeting

May 17, 2012

Numerous citizens gathered at the Fritch City Annex to attend the Fritch City Council meeting on Tuesday.
Council members gave awards to members of the Fritch Police Department and EMS for their efforts and skills put toward a vehicle accident. Members awarded from EMS were Matthew McKinney, Cassandra Vann, Bobby Lamb, and Shannon Lamb. Fritch policemen Cade Turner and Russell Radney were also given awards.

Wal-Mart gives back to Children’s Miracle Network

May 17, 2012

The local Wal-Mart is doing its part to help the Children’s Miracle Network.
On Friday, April 20, employees from the Borger Wal-Mart attended the CMN Kickoff Luncheon, held at Baptist/St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo. At that time, the employees presented CMN with a check for $23,000.

May 16th

It’s National Women’s Health Week at Curves!

May 16, 2012

Celebrate women’s health at Curves during National Women’s Health Week, which is happening this week, May 13-19.
Curves of Borger is giving a free 30-day membership to any non-member who visits the club during regular hours throughout this week for National Women’s Health Week. Curves also presents the inaugural National Curves Day celebration, which will be Thursday, May 17, 2012.

Borger City Council honors DeWeese, swears in new member

May 16, 2012

The Borger City Council took time to honor a longtime City of Borger employee and city council member and swear in a new member at its regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
Leon DeWeese was honored for his longtime service to the City of Borger. He came to work for the city at the age of 16 in 1959. He worked in several capacities for the city, including as a lifeguard, health inspector, Director of Municipal Services, Director of Parks and Recreation, and Municipal Court Judge. He retired from the City of Borger in August of 2003.

Facebook post warns citizens of possible kidnapper

May 16, 2012

Citizens are working together to find a man who may be attempting to kidnap children in Borger.
Facebook has become a large source of information for citizens on the matter, and the response keeps growing.

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